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Andre Ruesch

Professor of Humanities

Faculty Andrew Ruesch

André holds a BA in Photographic Studies from Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland and an MFA and MA in Studio Arts from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque where he studied Photography with Patrick Nagatani, Betty Hahn and Eugenia Parry. Routledge/Focal Press published his book,Subtext-Critiquing Individual Photographs within a Collective Consciousness, in 2017. In the same year, The Race-Tales in Flight, a collaborative novel by Patrick Ryoichi Nagatani was published, to which André contributed Chapter Six/White, Leah Katzenberg.

André currently teaches courses focused on Studio, Visual Culture, Art Therapy and Cinema. He grew up in Switzerland and started photographing in Asia where he worked for a Volunteer Organization. His multicultural background and experiences contribute to his passion for the expanding pluralism in visual expression, which he explores with his students.


Andre's photographs have appeared in the following:

Art in America

Asian Art News

Eye-Ai Magazine (Japan)

British Journal of Photography

Art Papers

Shots Magazine

THE Magazine

Albuquerque Tribune

Dario de Yucatán

Lapham’s Quarterly

Through the Lens, Museum of New Mexico Press

Photography at Edinburgh Napier University


Andre's photographs have been shown in the following:

SCA Contemporary Art, Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Bond House Museum, Española, New Mexico

Ion Art Gallery, Singapore

University of Wyoming Art Museum and American Heritage Center, Laramie, Wyoming

Museo de la Ciudad de Mérida, México

The New Mexico History Museum, Palace of the Governors, Santa Fe

New Mexico Museum of Art, The Round House Gallery, Santa Fe

University of New Mexico Museum of Fine Arts, Albuquerque

University of Texas, Odessa

Lyceum Gallery, San Diego, California

The Marchmont Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

Smith Gallery, Covent Garden, London, England